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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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xueying zou

Environmental Chemistry

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 421 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    20
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    20
    hours
    volunteered

xueying's Actions

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 20 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale, or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 5 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Heat and Cool Naturally

I will naturally heat and cool my house, office, or dorm room by opening or closing my windows, curtains, and blinds, and by using fans.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

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    xueying zou 10/19/2018 11:07 AM
    Now my homework can be done online and use less paper from class.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can be such a freeing action to take -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    xueying zou 10/10/2018 11:15 AM
    it make me feel more comfortable of reduce the paper waste and the next step we can do thing in the internet and not using that much paper and cutting down so many tree to improve the ecosystem.


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    xueying zou 10/05/2018 11:22 AM
    I started doing the nature walk every day since beginning of the school. go out and see the nature and while i was taking the walk and pickup some garbage from the side walk .Usually i spend time at home , use cell phone and laptop but that just waste electricity .So i spent time doing the nature walk and sometime people just throw thing on the ground and not throwing it in the garbage can and thisĀ  can cause problem for other and pollute the environment.